Apr 22, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the caution from ge about the industrial business. >>> coming up, is the end of tax-free online shopping near? we will present both sides of a hot debate that could impact your money. first, a look at how the international markets closed today. >> when you buy items over the internet, do you pay taxes on them? apparently a lot of us don't, there's no legislation that is aimed at making sure that everyone pays up no matter the state they live in. and a vote could come this week. we are in washington with more of the very controversial legislation. so, who is behind this move on collecting more sales tax? >> well, it's a good question. it's something the retail industry has wanted to do for more than a decade, make sure that internet vendors collect sales tax for products sold online. the united states senate is taking up a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from us of state companies. >> there's some items where consumers are price sensitive and online retailers that do not collect sales taxes can under ku cut can the brick and mortar retailer by 10% because of the situation.
Apr 23, 2013 4:30pm PDT
and the challenges they're facing in the months ahead. >> the combination of tax liens and higher revenue drove two of the country's largest airlines to post a rare profit in the first quarter. >> delta air lines, excluding charges it earned 10 cents a share on revenue of $8.5 billion. by the way, this is the first profitable first quarter in over a decade for delta. >> meanwhile, u.s. airways beat the street earning 31 cents a share on revenues of under 3.4 billion. the combination of tighter capacity and higher load factors meant they were lower in the first quarter and fuel prices also help the bottom line. executive it is for the airline expressed concerns due to the faa furloughs impacting their business in the second and third quarters. with more delays expected some on wall street are worried the sequester could warn potential airline customers not to fly. >> people get to vote their vacation dollars however they want and they see that it's a hassle to fly more than it's normally a hassle to fly and they may vote and, you know, differently and with lower gasoline price s they might get peopl